Yes Atlanta can get a hurricane. It will have to travel a great distance over land to get there but it can make it. I think Savannah Brunswick area may be closest ocean front. What is that 4.5 hours away. We had the after affects of a hurricane back in 2005 I think it was. Pretty strong stuff. Oh by the way we also had an earthquake about 6 years ago. By the way how is the weather there today? We moved back to Washington State a year ago, we miss it there (Douglasville).